Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Seminarians Prepare to Take Wing (and you can help!)

CLS needs two congregations to participate in a weekend of practical experience with a seminarian. Each year, a handful of Western Canadian congregations are matched up with second-year seminarians to share in the Take Wing project which is sponsored by the CLS Guild. Since it began, Take Wing has landed in dozens of Lutheran Church–Canada congregations, from Thunder Bay, Ont., to Vancouver Island and offers students practical experience, assistance for pastors and congregations, and a look at how ministers are made.

On the weekend of January 21st to 23rd, four seminarians are prepared to visit congregations throughout Lutheran Church–Canada. Two congregations have already requested visits, but at this point there is still a need to assign two more. If your congregation would like to participate in this formative and edifying activity, contact Daniel Deyell, the seminary's Director of Development (and coordinator of Take Wing).

Congregations participating in the program are expected to make students feel welcome, greeting them at the airport Friday night and dropping them off Sunday. They are also expected to help students with local transportation and room and board for two nights and the chance to serve.

Guild sponsorship includes cost of travel and a modest stipend for the students.

Congregations are also encouraged to contact the seminary to invite students for future Take Wing experiences.

For more information contact Daniel Deyell at the seminary at 780-474-1468 extension 230.

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